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C$ steadies at the end of dismal 2014 OTTAWA: The Canadian dollar firmed slightly against the greenback on Tuesday and was expected to hew to a tight trading range in subdued holiday volume as the loonie was set to close out its worst year since 2008.Jitters over the future of Greece's bailout program as the country heads to an early election next month sapped investors' appetite for risk, sending the US dollar lower to the benefit of the loonie."Overall, the loonie is following the broader trend in the US dollar," said Martin Schwerdtfeger, FX strategist at TD Securities in Toronto."Even if the broader view is that the US dollar-Canadian dollar should be going higher, at this point nobody is willing to extend US dollar longs."The Canadian dollar was at C$1.1625 to the greenback, or 86.02 US cents, slightly stronger than Monday's close of C$1.1629, or 85.99 US cents.The morning's gains were even smaller relative to the 8.5 percent ...

Dollar slips against yen on year-end profit-taking NEW YORK: The US dollar dipped against major currencies on Tuesday after traders booked profits from recent multi-year highs in the greenback, while the safe-haven yen benefited from the move.The dollar, which hit fresh nearly nine-year highs against a basket of major currencies early Tuesday, surrendered some of those gains and hit a 1-1/2-week low against the yen of 118.87 yen as traders closed out profitable dollar bets.The euro also fell against the yen, and ...
C$ little changed as rough 2014 winds down OTTAWA: The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Monday and was expected to trade in a tight range this week, with the currency on track to close out its worst year since 2008.Investors were keeping an eye on developments in Greece as it heads toward an early general election next month after parliament rejected the prime minister's nominee for president, casting some doubt on the country's international bailout.While the events did not ...
Dollar hits fresh highs in thin trade on year-end bets NEW YORK: The US dollar hit fresh highs against the euro not touched in nearly 29 months on Monday as traders expecting tighter monetary policy in the United States compared to other economies saw little reason to halt this year's rally in the greenback. The euro fell to $1.2142 against the dollar, its lowest level in nearly 29 months, on the continued belief that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates as soon as next ...
Euro holds ground despite Greece worries; dollar up against yen NEW YORK: The euro edged higher against the U.S. dollar on Monday after traders who had anticipated that Greece would fail to elect a new president took profits on short euro positions, while the greenback was higher against the yen on new Japanese stimulus.Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' candidate, Stavros Dimas, fell short of the 180 votes needed to become president, leaving the country facing an early national election that could derail its bailout program.Traders ...
C$ little changed as rough 2014 winds down OTTAWA: The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Monday and was expected to trade in a tight range this week, with the currency on track to close out its worst year since 2008.Investors were keeping an eye on developments in Greece after the country's prime minister announced plans for an early general election next month, casting some doubt on Greece's international bailout.While the events did not spark much reaction in the loonie, ...
Dollar gains in light, post-Christmas trading NEW YORK: The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Friday in scant volume, with many major markets still closed after the Christmas holiday.The greenback climbed to near a 7-1/2-year peak against the yen and close to a 2-1/2-year high versus the euro based on the view the US economy is expanding at a fast enough clip that the Federal Reserve could consider ending its near-zero interest-rate policy in mid-2015, analysts said."You have to ...

 



 
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ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln